Bet you can’t guess which industry leads the league in workplace dalliances.
It’s manufacturing. That’s right — a recent survey showed that just under one in five factory workers reported they’d gotten frisky on the job.
Quick disclaimer: The survey was conducted in Britain. Results of similar studies in the colonies may differ.
UK HR consultant Reabur asked just under 1,500 workers, “Have you ever had a sexual encounter in the workplace?” Here’s a breakdown of those who answered in the affirmative:
- factory workers — 19%
- office workers — 16%
- bar staff — 15%
- retail assistants (we’re not quite sure what that means — clerks? Stockpeople?) — 13%
- plumbers (really?) — 11%
- teachers — 10%
- chefs — 9%
- postal workers — 9%
- firefighters — 7%, and
- cabin crew (again, uncertain as to who this might cover — airline employees? Cruise ship personnel?) — 6%.
Seem like kind of a dumb subject for an employee survey? Reabur said it conducted the poll for a good reason — there’d been a “notable rise” in calls from client companies to resolve situations in which employees had been “caught in the act.”